Sunday, April 24, 2005

Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets is still only available for pre-orders. Pub date isn't until June (or July even?), but it should be available in May they tell me. Poets included: Jeanette Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, Ken Babstock, Christian Bok, George Bowering, Dionne Brand, Nicole Brossard, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Anne Carson, George Elliott Clarke, Lorna Crozier, Mary Dalton, Joe Denham, Christopher Dewdney, Susan Goyette, Lydia Kwa, Sonnet L'Abbe, Dennis Lee, Tim Lilburn, Daphne Marlatt, Don McKay, Erin Moure, bp Nichol, Michael Ondaatje, Lisa Robertson, Anne Simpson, Karen Solie, Todd Swift, Fred Wah, Jan Zwicky.

"A big book with a big mission: a transcendental, transcontinental poem. There's a reaon why wilderness and intelligence and humanity convulsively balance in Canada. These poems, Open Field, say why." --Bob Holman

"A shot in the arm for poetry." --Mairead Byrne

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